Hosemann: Early voting likely, election-day registration not

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said at a forum on the Voting Rights Act and Mississippi’s Voter ID law that he anticipates early-voting legislation to be proposed in 2015.

“We have been looking at early voting for several years. I anticipate legislation next year that will allow two or three weeks of early voting,” he said at the University of Mississippi’s Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics on Wednesday. “I anticipate that that will be favorably considered by me and others.” He added that the proposal would likely include a clause to cut off early voting for a week before an actual election day.

“On same-day registration – that’s a disaster,” Hosemann said. “We don’t need to do that. It’s too difficult for same-day registration.” He asserted that neither circuit clerks nor legislators would support such a measure.

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 8:32 am

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